Gil Vicente F.C.

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Gil Vicente Futebol Clube (Portuguese pronunciation: [ˈʒiɫ viˈsẽt(ɨ)]), commonly known as Gil Vicente, founded in 1924, is a Portuguese football club that plays in Barcelos. It competes in the Primeira Liga, the top division of football in the country, and it is named after the Portuguese playwright of the same name. The best season for the team was in 1999–2000, when it finished fifth in the league.

Gil Vicente
Gil Vicente FC logo.svg
Full nameGil Vicente Futebol Clube
Nickname(s)Gilistas (Gilists/Followers of Gil)
Galos (Roosters)
Founded1924; 97 years ago (1924)
GroundEstádio Cidade de Barcelos
Capacity12,504
ChairmanFrancisco Dias da Silva
ManagerRicardo Soares
LeaguePrimeira Liga
2019–20Primeira Liga, 10th of 18
WebsiteClub website

HistoryEdit

Gil Vicente Futebol Clube was founded on 3 May 1924, after the creation of other clubs in Barcelos, such as Barcelos Sporting Club and União Football Club Barcelense. The idea to found a new club came from a group of friends that every afternoon played football near the city's theater, named Gil Vicente, after the Portuguese playwright. The initial name for the team was Gil Vicente Football Barcelense.

The team first got promoted to the top Portuguese division, then called First Division in 1990. In 1997, it got relegated to the Liga de Honra and came back two years later by winning it. The best position was in the first year back in the Liga, when it finished fifth, led by manager Álvaro Magalhães, a former Benfica player.

In the 2005–06 Primeira Liga, Gil Vicente fielded an ineligible player being Angolan forward Mateus in the "Mateus Affair". They therefore lost the right to participate in the 2006-07 Primeira Liga, and Belenenses were allowed to stay up.[1] Gil Vicente were accused by the special sports instances that rule Portuguese football of illegally resorting to regular courts on the dispute of Mateus, according to Gil Vicente, illegal contract with his former employer, FC Lixa.[2]

Still convinced this is not a sports-related case but rather work-related, Gil Vicente continued in the courts.[3] Along with the relegation, they were also suspended from the Taça de Portugal for one season.[4]

On 29 May 2011, the club returned to the top flight as champions of the 2010–11 Liga de Honra with a 3–1 home win over C.D. Fátima in front of a club record crowd; manager Paulo Alves beat C.D. Feirense on goal difference to the title, and the key players were strikers Hugo Vieira and Zé Luís.[5] The club finished as runners-up of the 2011–12 Taça da Liga, eliminating Sporting CP from the groups, S.C. Braga on penalties in the semi-final and losing 2–1 to S.L. Benfica in the final in Coimbra.[6]

A four-year spell in the top flight ended in 2014–15, when Gil Vicente lost 2–1 at F.C. Penafiel in the penultimate round of matches.[7] On 29 April 2018, the club slipped into the third tier for the first time since 1971, but had a place in the 2019–20 Primeira Liga secured as a result of the appeal against the "Matheus Affair".[8]

StadiumEdit

The first struggles of the young team were mainly about finding a pitch to play. Back then, the team would play in the Campo da Estação, which belonged to another club, Triunfo Sport Club. On 3 May 1933, Gil Vicente played in its first field, Campo da Granja, with a capacity for 5,012 spectators, and later renamed Adelino Ribeiro Novo which is now the youth academy stadium, after a Gil Vicente goalkeeper who died there during a match on 16 September 1946.

Gil Vicente played in the Estádio Adelino Ribeiro Novo until the 2003–04 season. From 2004–05 on, the team plays in the new Estádio Cidade de Barcelos, with the former being used for the youth teams. The new stadium, with a capacity of 14,000, belongs to the municipality and received two UEFA Under-21 European Championship 2006 matches: Serbia and Montenegro 0–1 Germany [1] and Portugal 0–2 Serbia and Montenegro [2].

HonoursEdit

League and cup historyEdit

Season Div. Pos. Pl. W D L GS GA P Cup League Cup Notes
1989–90 2D 1 34 22 5 7 51 25 49 Round 5 Promoted
1990–91 1D 13 38 11 11 16 34 46 33 Round 5
1991–92 1D 13 34 11 7 16 26 42 29 Quarter-finals
1992–93 1D 9 34 12 7 15 34 42 31 Round 4
1993–94 1D 10 34 10 11 13 27 47 31 Round 4
1994–95 1D 13 34 7 13 14 30 40 27 Round 4
1995–96 1D 12 34 9 9 16 31 49 36 Round 4
1996–97 1D 18 34 4 7 23 29 74 19 Round 4 Relegated
1997–98 2H 4 34 16 12 6 44 23 60 Quarter-finals
1998–99 2H 1 34 20 8 6 58 24 68 Quarter-finals Promoted
1999–00 1D 5 34 14 11 9 48 34 53 Quarter-finals
[A]
2000–01 1D 14 34 10 7 17 34 41 37 Quarter-finals
2001–02 1D 12 34 10 8 16 42 56 38 Round 4
2002–03 1D 8 34 13 5 16 42 53 44 Round 5
2003–04 1D 12 34 10 10 14 43 40 40 Round 4
2004–05 1D 13 34 11 7 16 34 40 40 Round 4
2005–06 1D 12 34 11 7 16 37 42 40 Round 4
[B]
2006–07 2H 12 30 12 9 9 27 27 36
[C]
2007–08 2H 4 30 13 11 6 43 34 50 Quarter-finals Round 1
2008–09 2H 9 30 8 14 8 36 37 38 Quarter-finals Second Group Stage
2009–10 2H 10 30 9 11 10 36 32 38 Round 4 First Group Stage
2010–11 2H 1 30 15 10 5 55 38 55 Round 3 Second Group Stage Promoted
2011–12 1D 9 30 8 10 12 31 42 34 Round 3 Runners-up
2012–13 1D 13 30 6 7 17 31 54 25 Quarter-finals Round 2
2013–14 1D 13 30 8 7 15 23 37 31
2014–15 1D 17 34 4 11 19 25 60 23 Relegated
2015–16 2H 11 46 16 14 16 58 56 62
2016–17 2H 13 42 13 17 12 47 49 56
2017–18 2H 19 38 8 12 18 29 45 36 Relegated

A. ^A Best league classification finish in the club's history.
B. ^B Despite finishing twelfth, the club was relegated due to fielding an ineligible player during the 2005–06 Primeira Liga season.
C. ^C The team at the start of the season was docked nine points due to its involvement in fielding an ineligible player in the previous season. The team was also suspended from the Taça de Portugal for one season.

Last updated: 17 July 2012
Div. = Division; 1D = Portuguese League; 2H = Liga de Honra; 2D = Portuguese Second Division
Pos. = Position; Pl = Match played; W = Win; D = Draw; L = Lost; GS = Goal Scored; GA = Goal Against; P = Points

Current squadEdit

As of 10 October 2020[9]

Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.

No. Pos. Nation Player
1 GK   BRA Denis
2 DF   POR Joel Pereira (on loan from   Omonia)
3 DF   SEN Souleymane Aw
4 DF   BRA Diogo Silva
5 DF   BRA Rodrigão
6 MF   BRA João Afonso
7 FW   BRA Lourency
8 MF   POR Claude Gonçalves
9 FW   BRA Miullen
10 FW   IRQ Alaa Abbas
11 MF   FRA Antoine Léautey
12 GK   POR Brian Araújo
14 MF   COL Juan Villa
17 FW   POR Boubacar Hanne
No. Pos. Nation Player
20 MF   JPN Kanya Fujimoto (on loan from   Tokyo Verdy)
21 MF   BRA Vitor Carvalho (on loan from  Coritiba)
22 MF   SEN Yves Baraye
25 MF   BRA Lucas Mineiro (on loan from   Chapecoense)
26 DF   POR Rúben Fernandes
27 MF   BRA Leandrinho
29 FW   BRA Samuel Lino
31 DF   POR Talocha
44 DF   BRA Ygor Nogueira
55 DF   POR Henrique Gomes
97 DF   BRA Guilherme Mantuan
99 MF   NGA Ahmed Isaiah
GK   FRA Quentin Beunardeau
DF   COL Edwin Banguera

Out on loanEdit

Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.

No. Pos. Nation Player

Managerial historyEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Esclarecimento (Clarification); FPF, 23 August 2006
  2. ^ Caso Mateus (Mateus Case); FPF, 25 August 2006
  3. ^ Caso Mateus (Mateus Case); FPF, 12 December 2007
  4. ^ Gil Vicente suspenso (Gil Vicente suspended); FPF, 25 August 2006
  5. ^ "Gil Vicente-Fátima, 3-1: Subida de divisão e conquista do título" [Gil Vicente 3–1 Fátima: Promotion and conquest of the title]. Record (in Portuguese). 29 May 2011. Retrieved 6 July 2020.
  6. ^ "Benfica claim fourth Portuguese League Cup". UEFA. 14 April 2012. Retrieved 6 July 2020.
  7. ^ "Gil Vicente perde em Penafiel e desce de divisão" [Gil Vicente lose at Penafiel and go down a division] (in Portuguese). SAPO. 17 May 2015. Retrieved 6 July 2020.
  8. ^ "Gil Vicente desce de divisão, mas aguarda subida na secretaria" [Gil Vicente go down a division, but awaits administrative promotion]. O Minho (in Portuguese). 29 April 2018. Retrieved 6 July 2020.
  9. ^ "Gil Vicente". Foradejogo. Retrieved 30 March 2015.

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